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Students to Stand Ready to Help at International Athletics Event

A large contingent of Pennsylvania College of Technology students is set to assist the Little League Baseball World Series medical team when sports fans around the world focus on Williamsport in late August.

Students studying to become dental hygienists, paramedics and physician assistants will lend their hands and gain valuable experience during the 11-day championship that draws 16 teams and thousands of fans to the Little League Baseball World Series Complex, just a few miles from Penn College’s main campus.

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PFEW Students on Campus for Weeklong Marketplace Adventure

Presidential Student Ambassador Daniel T. Kreger, a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology major from Morris, leads PFEW students and parents on a campus tour.

An adviser hands out student IDs, which designate each student's assigned team and private-sector sponsor. (All PFEW attendees are beneficiaries of $575 scholarships that cover their participation.)

Karen M. Musante, vice president of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, addresses a packed ACC Auditorium.

Visitors check out the meal options in the Keystone Dining Room.

In a literal roundtable discussion, teens dive into their work in earnest.

About 400 young men and women arrived at Penn College on Sunday for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers rising high school juniors and seniors a uniquely challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own businesses. Inaugurating the college’s eighth summer as a PFEW co-host (with Lycoming College), the teenagers were acclimated to a full college experience: moving into on-campus housing, eating meals in the Keystone Dining Room and attending programs in the Klump Academic Center. In addition to forming simulated companies and making imaginary business decisions all week long, the students will learn more about Penn College through activities that will include a campuswide quiz Wednesday.

Penn College Offering Technology Courses for Senior Citizens

Adults 55 and older who want to learn more about using today’s technology may enroll in courses being offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus in Williamsport.

The classes, offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, require no previous computer knowledge.

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15 Students Learning, Working at Iconic Maryland Shore Restaurants

Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts and systems student Randall Colby Janowitz, of Westminster, Maryland, works in the kitchen of one of Phillips Seafood’s Ocean City, Maryland, restaurants. Janowitz is completing his second internship with the company, which hired 15 interns from Penn College’s hospitality majors this summer.

A record 15 Pennsylvania College of Technology students were hired by Phillips Seafood to serve internships in the iconic Maryland company’s Ocean City establishments this summer.

Phillips has hired an increasing number of students from the college’s culinary arts majors for more than eight years, but this year, with the company in need of even more summer staff, executive chef Randy Stanley made a visit to the Penn College campus to recruit.

“In my 26 years of working for Phillips, virtually every season the backbone of our back-of-house staff has been young college students from Maryland and Pennsylvania,” Stanley said. “The students from Penn College have always been among our most valued employees. They are bright, eager, polite and professional. The time of year that the students are available – mid-May to mid-August – works very well for us here in Ocean City.”

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Part-Time Faculty Sharpen Skills in Timely, Topical Ramp-Up to Fall

A workshop on Penn College's PLATO (Platform for Learning and Teaching-Online system is offered in Madigan Library by the Office of Instructional Technology.

Tina M. Evans (right), associate professor of applied health studies, facilitates a Bush Campus Center session on discovering and dealing with plagiarism and other academic dishonesty.

Award-winning part-time faculty members share strategies during a midday panel discussion in Penn's Inn. From left are Mary Ann Banks, chemistry; Tammy A. Miller, biology; Tushanna M. Habalar, nursing; Gaye R. Jenkins, sociology; and Jill M. Hicks, dental hygiene.

In a presentation titled "Expect Surprises: Observations From a Decade of Adjunct Teaching," Jenkins offers insight gleaned from 13 years as a part-time instructor.

Saturday’s Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Day drew 60 participants to Penn College, where a variety of relevant workshops were held to enhance part-time instructors’ teaching techniques and, in turn, students’ success. Among the highlights of the day – arranged by the Professional Development Office under the oversight of Tom Gregory, associate vice president for instruction at Penn College – was a panel discussion featuring past Part-Time Excellence in Teaching Award recipients.
Photos by Joe Miller, manager of audio/visual services

‘cutters ‘Play Ball’ With Camp ESCAPE Kids

Three players from the Williamsport Crosscutters roster retrace their career path in a visit with summer campers ...

... before taking to the Field House floor for some friendly competition.

Three pitchers from the first-place Williamsport Crosscutters stopped by Camp ESCAPE on Thursday, talking with youngsters about “how they got where they are” and joining them in dodgeball. Visiting the Field House were Jacob Waguespack, Luis Morales and Sutter McLoughlin.
Photos by Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports and campus recreation

Penn College Welcomes New Employees

PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.

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Real Estate Courses to Prepare Participants for Licensing Exam

Two real estate courses, comprising 60 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, will be offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Reed Named Interim Dean at Penn College

Michael J. Reed

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Michael J. Reed interim dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications.

Reed, who has more than 20 years of leadership, teaching and counseling experience, previously served as assistant dean in the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, working collaboratively with the mathematics, natural sciences and communications faculty.

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Shaner Elected to Advisory Board for Red Cross Blood Region

Carl L. Shaner

Carl L. Shaner, director of College Health Services at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Northeastern Pennsylvania Red Cross Blood Region Advisory Board.

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Medical Assistant Courses Forming at Penn College

Two information sessions regarding Pennsylvania College of Technology’s medical assistant training will be held during August on the college’s main campus in Williamsport.

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Medical Assistant Sessions Set for Penn College at Wellsboro

Medical assistant classes are forming at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, with a pair of information sessions scheduled in August to help interested Northern Tier residents understand enrollment requirements and program expectations.

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Enrollment Open for Practical Nursing Program at Wellsboro

Pennsylvania College of Technology at Wellsboro is accepting applications for the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program that begins in January.

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Assistant Dean Appointed at Penn College

Bradley M. Webb

Bradley M. Webb has been named an assistant dean at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Formerly the director of student affairs administration, Webb recently assumed duties as an assistant dean for the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.

“Brad is an outstanding addition to the school’s leadership team with his work ethic, creativity, energy and proven organizational skills,” said Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost. “He has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the college and our students.”

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College-Prep Blogger Eyes Career Path for Today’s ‘Graduate’

Wendy David-Gaines

A blogger who toured Penn College last week has written her first article from that visit, taking a cue from the signature “Plastics” line in the 1967 film, “The Graduate.” “Technology schools offer liberal arts courses along with majors in industrial, computing & engineering technologies, construction & design technologies, and transportation & natural resources technologies,” wrote Wendy David-Gaines, in a piece titled “What’s the Right College for Me, Mrs. Robinson?” “While careers in plastics, polymers and welding may be some students’ objectives, other majors can educate future nurses, dental hygienists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, paralegals and web developers. Budding entrepreneurs in the hospitality and culinary arts fields, sustainability design and early childhood education also get their own hands-on experience while taking business classes.”

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